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out to republicans. he called john mccain and lindsay graham and marco rubio. in a statement the white house said the president reiterated that he remained supportive of the effort underway in congress. as that phone call came in for one senator, so did something of a backlash for constituents. at two town hall meetings in arizona, john mccain had to defend his position on immigration and it got heated. several voters called illegal immigrants criminals and asked why armed soldiers can't defend the entire border. >> cut off their welfare and all of their stuff and go back. >> majority of them are not -- >> you're a senator with the federal government and you're doing nothing about it. you said build a dang fence. where's the fence? >> in case you missed it, i showed you -- >> that's not a fence. >> it's a banana, we've put up a banana with all -- >> let me bring in "washington post" reporter felicia san dez and jackie, we knew this wasn't going to be easy. what do you think away from that town hall meeting? do you think the folks are representative of a bigger problem for some of these
out there permanently. >> and then there's these back and forths sometimes. senator john mccain got some flack for a tweet a few days ago. so amehmadinejad wants to be th first iranian in speech. wasn't he just there last week. he was referring to iran sending a monkey into space. that drew charges of racism. he sent back lighten up, folks, can't everyone cake a joke. amash responded maybe you should wisen up and not make racist jokes. >> if you know john mccain, john mccain is not a racist. it wasn't a racist comment, but what we have is a conversation going on in 180 characters back and forth. it's just like text messages. it's the same thing. we can't really have a conversation that way. nor can we tweet back and forth that way anything that's an issue of substance. so, you know, senator mccain can defend himself all he wants in the twitter world. it's never going to come off the way that he wants it to. >> so i guess the question for some people is, if twit ser a way to get information but we know that a lot of people like to learn personal things or personal opinions, if you're
senate republicans, too, including from the likes of john mccain, who don't want to see that much power go to the president. they're circulating an alternative plan that would cut from federal employee retirement benefits, food stamps and other measures in order to get to that $85 billion in cuts. there is no unanimity among senate republicans but as we know as we're seeing right now none of this is going to pass anyway this week. we'll probably head into the sequester and then when it comes time to negotiate, the continuing resolution, and avert a government shutdown on march 27th. >> one of the things we've seen over the last couple weeks, karen, is increasing nervousness by governors all around the country. new jersey's chris christie took aim at washington during his budget address yesterday. i want to play a little clip of that. >> their failure to take on the nation's budget challenges and address the unsustainability of the nation's long-term liabilities is nothing short of inexcusable. it's pastime for washington to get its act together. that will take two things. bipartisanship
the cuts. i don't know. does that have any chance, ed? >> not necessarily. we talked to john mccain at length after a vote on the senate floor. he said, why would we spend months approving an authorization bill only for the defense secretary to decide where to make cuts? so i think you would see some republican resistance to that kind of a plan on top of a potential democratic opposition. that's one republican proposal. the democratic proposal which may get a vote later this week would end direct payments to farmers which was part of the bipartisan farm bill passed last year, one of the few bipartisan things to get through the senate and died in the house. the other thing democrats would do is raise taxes on the wealthy. that also expected to fail in the senate. >> all right. we're waiting to hear from nancy pelosi as we just heard from speaker boehner. i want to bring in a republican of virginia and member of the armed services committee. good morning, congressman. >> good morning, chris. how are you? >> the impact in virginia would be 90,000 civilians furloughed from d.o.d., army
, hagel will probably be confirmed. yesterday, senator john mccain said he will not support a filibuster of his former senate colleague and democrats appear to have at least 57 votes to confirm hagel, including two republicans. first kid you ready? [ female announcer ] second kid by their second kid, every mom is an expert and more likely to choose luvs. after thousands of diaper changes, they know what works. luvs lock away wetness better than huggies for a fraction of the cost live, learn, & get luvs. for a fraction of the cost when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost.. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> the politics now, where hillary clinton launched a new website, hillaryclintonoffice.com. pretty bare bones. just a picture and a place to click if you want to contact her, but it has only contacted the rampant 2016 speculation. add tagg
should end in confirmation. senator john mccain, a vocal hagel critic says they've had their say and republicans shouldn't hold things up any longer. >> we will have a vote when we get back and i am confident that senator hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense. we have an obligation of advice and consent. i don't intend to give those up when other senators continue to have reasonable questions, and i mean reasonable. >> you're not a yes vote for your old friend? >> no. i don't believe he is qualified. i don't believe that we should hold up his nomination any further. >> coming up, we'll discuss chuck haggle's nomination with someone that's been through the process, former energy secretary bill richardson that just got back from a trip to north korea. we'll be right back. >>> the united nations security council is meeting to talk about north korea and what to do after the country carried out the third underground nurk lar guest. let me bring in bill richardson that just returned from a trip to north korea and u.s. ambassador to the
, interacting with the foreign policy and lindsey graham and john mccains, the republican party. now we are finally seeing it. the sort of anti-spending wing has overtaken the foreign policy. at least its it comes to this issue. >> chris van holland, good morning, congressman. >> good morning, chris. >> what's going on behind the scenes to get a deal right now? is there any communication at all? you heard the criticism that -- that the president is not meeting with congressional leaders. both sides have been blaming each other. what's going on in a way that mate solve this? >> well, chris, there has been communication but that's very i different, as you know, than a negotiation. we have not seen a negotiation. primarily because republicans con to cling to their position they will not accept one penny of additional revenue as part of a balanced alternative to the sequester. what the president, democrats, said we understand. we have to make tough cuts and do them at a targeted and smart way but we should also be cutting these tax loopholes that benefit very wealthy individuals and which,
hagel is at the center of a senate showdown. even senator john mccain now backing away from his no filibuster stance of weeks past. the majority leader harry reid took to the floor of the last hour to make this impassioned plea. >> in less than two hours, our country will be without a secretary of defense. there is never in the history of the country been a filibuster of a defense secretary nominee.
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